Handa's Surprise Animal Adjectives
A great resource to use when brainstorming adjectives that describe the different animals in the story “Handa’s Surprise.” Children are very quick to learn the names of the fruit and animals in the story but often struggle with descriptive words. I created this resource to extend the children’s vocabulary while completing our “Handa’s Surprise” Unit. There are two versions depending on the children’s ability. First, there is a set of boards with blank spaces for those children who find it easier to remember the adjectives. The other set of boards has the adjectives included for each animal so the children can match the card they pick. HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE: First of all, brainstorm with the children adjectives for each animal from the story “Handa’s Surprise.” Use pages 23-26 to support you with examples of adjectives for each animal. You can print, laminate, and have this at hand in the classroom for the children to refer to. Once the children are familiar with some adjectives for each animal, choose the set of boards you want to use depending on the children’s ability. Print and laminate the boards. Print, laminate, and cut the adjective flashcards on pages 16-22 Give each child a board. There are seven boards you could play with a group of 7 children or play in pairs, so 14 children in total. Have the adjective flashcards spread and placed upside down. Pick a card (or you could have each child pick a card) read the adjective. Whoever has the board with the animal to which the adjective chosen corresponds places the adjective on their board. The first child to place all the adjectives describing the animal on their board wins.